Stevia

Stevia Tea

Years ago there was a lot of chatter about stevia and it wasn’t all good. I guess it was being promoted as a replacement for sugar and many felt it had other side effects that made it a possible danger. I haven’t heard any more of this chatter over the years. I only mention it here because I always remember that when I hear of stevia.

 

Stevia is a natural sweetener. The claim is that it is 300% stronger than sugar cane is. Stevia is more often used to sweeten a batch of tea than to use it on it’s own, where you’ll find it simply super sweet. Try a few leaves in a mixture and see how it livens things up. You’ll need to experiment to your own taste. Overall the flavor is like licorice or anise and a frequent complaint is its aftertaste.